Working hard on working hard and now the first full length album from Nadine Kellman and the Black Wonders is complete. Recorded over a year at Big Dreamer Sound and Riverdale recorders of Edmonton. This project was very much an Edmonton project. “we have all the talent you need right here why go anywhere else?”
This album flavors from country to rumba. There truley is a little something for everyone and we are proud of what we have accomplished as friends and musicians we have grown together and enjoy playing as a unit. Taking me back was recorded with ever expanding Black Wonder family: Billie Zizi (lead guitar), Moses Gregg (bass), Bramwell Park (drums), and features local recording artists Dana Wylie (piano) and Jacquie B (back up vocals).
The CD release was held at the Empress Ale house on November 16th, we enjoyed seeing it at capacity and giving this long awaited project to the world. The last copy of the Ep Up from the basement was given away in a dancing contest. FUN NIGHT! I will be posting photos as they come in!
Up From The Basement : sold out
“Up From the Basement is really a chronicle of the last few years of my life spent couch-surfing in friends’ basements,” explains Kellman. “Aside from struggling to float above several flooded floors, I was also grappling with breakups and healing from an intense surgery that left me basement-bound for months.”Kellman’s time spent locked-down in basement misery paved way to countless hours strumming away on her collection of guitars, scrawling down lyrics, and releasing her powerful and unique voice into the ether.Up From the Basement, released in August 2011, is the result of Kellman’s confined melancholy. Backing her on this musical journey are the Black Wonders, an Edmonton super group of sorts, with Breezy Brian Gregg on lead guitar.“Nadine Kellman has a calm and sparkling depth of presence in her music – a presence that is reserved for natural and enduring artists,” says Bill Bourne, a multiple Canadian Juno Award winner.
Kellman and the Black Wonders have had a busy 2011 with appearances at a variety of festivals including: Sasquatch Sweet Sixteen Festival and Flower Fest, as well as playing countless gigs at local watering holes. This group is not going unnoticed by well-known musicians like the late Gaye Delorme and prairie balladeer Scott Cook.“Nadine Kellman and the Black Wonders rock – rich, soulful vocals, tight grooves and easygoing charm,” says Cook.